Discovering Curiosity: Saving the White Abalone with Kristin Aquilino

Kristin Aquilino
Kristin Aquilino stands next to beds holding white abalone at the Bodega Marine Laboratory. Photo credit, David Slipher/UC Davis.

About 375 million years ago, the state of Iowa lay submerged beneath an ocean. Marine creatures skittered, crawled and swam through these waters. Today, scientists and researchers have a close-up view of these prehistoric animals thanks to sites like the Devonian Fossil Gorge, which is located in Iowa City and was unveiled by a flood in 1993; read here an article about Kristin Aquilino, assistant project scientist and graduate of the Population Biology Graduate Group.